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Affordable Housing In Edwardsville
Wyandotte County, Kansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Edwardsville

Edwardsville Court

531 S 4th St
Edwardsville, Kansas

Sun River Apartments

701 S 4th St
Edwardsville, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Edwardsville, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 103 affordable apartments for rent in Edwardsville, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Edwardsville, Kansas

Edwardsville features 55 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Edwardsville, Kansas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Edwardsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Edwardsville, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Edwardsville landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Edwardsville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Edwardsville, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $880 and $1,076.

2020 Edwardsville, Kansas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $732 to $894 $880 to $1,076 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,341 to $1,639

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Edwardsville, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 103
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 55
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $56,063 ±$7,425
Median Rent $716 ±$105
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 9.19% ± 6.47pp
Total Population 4,372

Population and Household Demographics

Edwardsville is a city in Wyandotte County, Kansas with a population of 4,372. There are 1,472 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 25.14% of households in Edwardsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Edwardsville

The median gross income for households in Edwardsville is $56,063 a year, or $4,672 a month. The median rent for the city is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Edwardsville, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 9.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Edwardsville.

Area Median Income In Edwardsville

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Edwardsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wyandotte County.

In Edwardsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Edwardsville

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Edwardsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850